We meet Mondays 12.30 – 3pm at Buxton URC Church, Hardwick Square East, SK17 6PT
40th Anniversary Mugs and Plates
For our Anniversary Tea Parties, we are making a set of ceramic mugs and plates each one commemorating a different project from High Peak Community Arts’ past 40 years. Working with artist Caroline Chouler- Tisser, we have had a lovely time exploring old photos to use as decal transfers. Here are some in their early stages ….
pics to follow
Rainforest Themed Felt Wall hangings
The participants worked with artist Carol Wilson on a felting project to create a Rainforest themed wall hanging for Fairfield Sure Start Centre /Surgery.
the resulting panels look stunning – really bright and colourful , and the Children’s Centre were delighted with them – as were we!
Pics to follow
Whaley Bridge Station Etched Glass
Participants worked with artist Andy Comley on glass etching to install at Whaley Bridge station. The work has been completed, but it has not yet been installed.
Participants worked with artist Caroline Chouler -Tissier on a short project to create ceramic tiles – for once, making them for themselves to take home.
Bird Life Textiles:
The group worked with artist Amanda Whewell to make beautiful new curtains for the Buxton URC church . With the theme, ‘Bird Life’, they are hand printing, using applique, and embroidery.
These were unveiled on June 18th by The Mayor of the High peak, Cllr Linda Grooby.
The group, together with the New Mills group have now launched their poetry anthology, ‘Carved from the Earth’, after a series of workshops with poet John Lindley . The book is available at £3 from High peak Community Arts and from High St Books and Records in New Mills.
We worked with artist Elaine Lim Newton to make ceramic sculptures for the garden of Haddon Hall Care Home. They will be unveiled on Monday 21st May at 10.30am
These were created by making large 3D shapes in a mould, which were then decorated by being drawn into, having relief designs added and being glazed. These shapes will then be threaded over steel poles to make a ‘totem’ style sculptures.
Canal Boat Art:
Participants worked with artist Debra Tracey to learn the skills of Canal Boat Art, and then paint coasters, planters and small items to take home.
With musician Aidan Jolly, we are created an animated poem with music, inspired by the landscape..
Watch this space for the animated film…
We worked with artist Lesley Ann Withers with silk painting , exploring organic forms as though seen through a microscope to create ‘circular’ silk paintings. Together with tie dye pieces, these will create wall hangings for the URC church in Buxton.
We worked with artist Alex Blakey to create a triptych of one metre by half metre glass fused panels for Corbar View. these featured the four seasons for the meeting room, and a sunny seaside for Dr. Walker’s consulting room.
Ceramic and felted Bird Boxes
We made ceramic bird boxes with artist Caroline Chouler -Tisser , and felted bird pods with artist Carol Wilson, which formed an exhibition on sat 5th November and will now be distributed across the High Peak.
Here are some of the completed bird boxes and birds…
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Some of the felted pods…more pics to follow..
And the felted and ceramic birds….
Work during the project…
We have made a large scale mosaic for the Fenton Ward Dining Room / Lounge at The Cavendish Hospital, Buxton, working with artist Debra Tracey. The design includes a river, with both local landmarks and birds / animals on the banks.
Getting design ideas…
We have made willow sculptures for Whitestones Residential Home in Chapel en le Frith, working with artist Carole Beavis. As the residents love animals, we are have made a life size donkey, 3 sheep and 2 chickens from willow for their garden
On November 30th, we are having a one off Needlefelting workshop with artist Carol Wilson.
Lanterns for Buxton’s Light Switch On:
We made a series of ‘lanterns’ to install along the route of Buxton’s Light Switch ON in the Pavilion Gardens on Friday November 20th – including a large horse and bird as well as smaller people, birds, flowers and more…Despite wind, rain, and hail, many people turned out and we all had a fun evening!
We did a six week collage project with artist Sandra Orme, focusing on the theme of ‘Take Notice’ from the Five Ways to Wellbeing, using a variety of art forms.
We carved human – sized wooden sculptures with artist Sarah Fiander, weaving stories around them with the assistance of Gordon Maclellan, aka ‘’Creeping Toad’. The sculptures are sited in the picnic area of Grinlow Wood and Poole’s Cavern (Buxton Country Park).
The workshops were in Education Room at Poole’s Cavern.
Our own group, and Yr 5 of Burbage Primary School also created stories and poems about the sculptures, to be found in a special booklet.
We had two workshops with artist Sandra Orme, experimenting with block printing and mono printing. With a theme of flowers, each person created a ‘square’ of 4 different colour prints of the same image, with Andy Warhol look….and they look very bright and colourful.
Illuminated Paper Globe Project
We worked with artist Caro Inglis to make a 29″ diameter hand made paper globe for Blythe House. The group have had a great time experimenting in making handmade paper….which was unveiled at Blythe House Hospice, Eccles Fold, Chapel en le Frith, on Friday May 16th . .
There is also a hand made paper installation, ‘Cascade’, in New Mills Library.
A few pictures from previous projects..click on the photo to see a slide show…
We worked with artist Debra Tracey on glass fusion to create a beautiful window hanging for Charis House. Click on the photos to see a slide show….
Before that, the group made their own film, (using stop frame animation) with artist Sophie Mackreth. The final film is now available on DVD and to view below:
The project before that was What’s in a Box? with Katy McCall.